Lynchburg, VA Real Estate News

By Nannette Turner, Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
(Keller Williams Lynchburg)
Located in Historic Downtown Lynchburg City the Community Market features Green Market every Wednesday. Our Wednesday growers only sell what they grow so your choices are fresh picked and full of nutrients.  Low spray and certified organic is the main focus.  Most fruits and vegetables are picked that same morning, giving you produce so fresh it will taste like you picked it yourself.  Growers vary by season.  For a current listing of what's fresh, sign up for the Green Market e-blast or call the market office at 434-455-4485           A great place to have a wedding in Lynchburg Va
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Catch Them When They Drive UP! Nothing means more than a first impression! It an emotional experience-if you don't make the most of it you are missing a golden opportunity!  No matter how hard you try, if the first impression isn't favorable, you might not get them in the door. I can't begin to tell you the number of prospects I've had who wouldn't even get out of the car because of an unfavorable first impression. Nothing else matters if they won't get out of the car! None of your efforts to improve the inside will mean much. Now how to make sure you make a lasting favorable first impression?    Make sure front entry is buyer friendly. Bikes out front? Dogs or pets by the front door? Peeling paint on the front door?,  Tall grass? Leaves that need raking? Dirty windows? Un-kempt yard? ...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Want to know what an outsider thinks of Lynchburg? This review may surprise even die-hard Lynchburg long time residents. Click here for a new perspective. Find new places to stay, new places to eat and new things to do in this old city moving to a new beat these days.There is something for everyone! Spend a weekend here and you may not leave! Norma Brandsberg, GRIMarks Realty Co., Inc4119 Boonsboro Rd., Ste. 205Lynchburg, VA 24503 home office(540) 586-9496cell phone (434) 426-0837 toll free (800) 551-0975 norma@normasells.com My Web Site My Blog
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Lynchburg Airport Turnaround!Lynchburg Airport saw it's best results since the year 2000. Airport Director Mark F. Courtney says 14,517 people flew out of Lynchburg last month.  He says that's the best showing since the decline in airport levels and demand precipitated by the 9-11 terrorist attacks. He says then  increase to new services offered at the airport.  Two additional daily flights were recently added by Delta Connection and US Airways Express.  The airport also successfully lobbied its airlines to lower rates for Lynchburg flights last fall.   A fifth US Airways flight is being added May 28th, bringing Lynchburg's total daily departure number to eight. April traffic represented a 97 percent overall increase above passenger numbers for the same month in 2008.My opinion is that...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
We Don't Want to Lose You! SAVE LIVES ...    It is important to always have ASPIRIN in the home, in your purse or pocket,l especially if you are over 60!!! Why ? ABOUT HEART ATTACKS There are other symptoms of an heart attack besides the pain on the left arm. One must also be aware of an intense pain on the chin, as well as nausea and lots of sweating, however these symptoms may also occur less frequently. NOTE : There may be no pain in the chest during an heart attack, especially om women. The majority of people (about 60%) who had an heart attack during their sleep, did not wake up. However, if it occurs, the chest pain may wake you up from your deep sleep. If that happens, IMMEDIATELY DISSOLVE THREE BABY NON COATED ASPIRINS IN YOUR MOUTH and swallow them with a bit of water.  Afterw...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Finally some good news to report. Mortgage rates, 30 year fixed, started the month about 5.0% and have ended just a little lower about 4-8 or 4.9% range. This week saw a drop of just a smiggon, that's good news for consumers, but don't expect the rates to stay this low unless the economy tanks further. Projections are that we are at the low in the cycle. There are signs that the real estate market is picking up over much of the country.  Normally in prime season which starts in April and ends the end of July. Properties under $200,000 continue to be the bulk of the sales. Average days on the market dropped to 151 from  March's number of 266.   There were 151 sales in April vs 199 last year in 2008, however the number of sales reported has gone up since March for the first time in recent...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Well you've come to the right place. There are some things you are going to need to line up before you buy here in the US. 1. Establish credit before you get here preferably a year if possible. Take out a credit card or two at a bank that has a US relationship, make sure you pay on time and ask for your credit report in English before you get here. Make sure you have the address of where the credit agency is located in your home country. The banks want to see  you have 6 months of mortgage and maintenance plus the closing cost coming out of the same account.2. A good rule of thumb is you are probably going to need a job or enough cash to know you can support yourself, passport, permanent visa, checking account and social security card. Make sure these are lined up either before you get...
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By Nannette Turner, Online Marketing Home Ownership Advocate Specialis
(Keller Williams Lynchburg)
Downtown Lynchburg Virginia has been in the middle of a revitalization for a while.  Recently though with the influx of new business and arts and entertainment in the area it has been exciting to see the plans come to fruition.  I went downtown yesterday accompanied by my little sister and got caught up in the changes.  It is great to see how care is taken to blend the old with the new.  I've lived in the area now since 1988.  When I first moved here I would not have had the opportunity to take any great pictures nor would there be much to write about. I hope you take sometime to check out what is going on downtown.
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Under a new plan millions of home owners may be eligible for help from the government to either refinance or get loan modifications to their existing mortgages. This program is meant for homeowners struggling to make payments. More information is available here http://makinghomeaffordable.gov/ There is a loan qualification page that tells you if you qualify for the new loan program. Norma Brandsberg, GRIMarks Realty Co., Inc4119 Boonsboro Rd., Ste. 205Lynchburg, VA 24503 home office(540) 586-9496cell phone (434) 426-0837 toll free (800) 551-0975 norma@normasells.com My Web Site My Blog
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Over and over Lynchburg, VA has been ranked as one of the best places to live by a variety of organizations. There are several places on the Internet that give more information about Lynchburg, real estate investments here and the value of retiring or investing here. Here are a few examples: 1. CNN2. Today Program3. Money Magazine4. Liberty University School of Law5. Lynchburg, VA Information6. My Web Site7. My blog8. Sperling’s list of Best Places to Live9. Inc.com “Boomtown 2007” The Best Cities for Doing Business 10. Forbes’ Magazine Best Places for # Business in 200611. Forbes’ Best Places for Business and Careers in 200712. Newsweek lists Lynchburg’s two public high schools among the top public high schools in the country 13. National Geographic’s 2007 Top Small Towns to Live and P...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
National Average Fixed Rate Mortgage are up 4.0 basis point at 4.95% on April 6, 2009A Basis Point (bps) is 1/100 of 1.00% Fannie Mae Mortgage Backed Securities (MBS) Down 8.3 basis points to 4.432% If you are in a situation to lock, this may be the time to lock in rates. Indications show rates may be on the rise. If you are considereing buying, this may be the best time in recent memory to buy. Rates are very low and there is a great inventory of homes.Call me to find your perfect home. I'd love to work with you! Norma Brandsberg, GRIMarks Realty Co., Inc4119 Boonsboro Rd., Ste. 205Lynchburg, VA 24503 home office(540) 586-9496cell phone (434) 426-0837 toll free (800) 551-0975 norma@normasells.com My Web Site My Blog
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
The most popular advertised Free Credit Reports are not free. I recommend to my Lynchburg area buyers that they get their credit reports and view for accuracy before they begin looking. Why is this important?Every time someone else pulls your credit report, your score goes down. Pull your own, view to make sure all information is correct and take a copy with you to your lender so they do not have to pull.In 2003  The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA), allowed all Americans to get  one free credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion - every 12 months. Here are truely free resources: AnnualCreditReport.com Telephone: (877)-322-8228 By mail: complete the Annual Credit Report Request form and mail it to: Annual Cred...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Leon Bates Presents American Originals Thursday, May 7, 2009 7:30 PM, Location to be announced Tickets, $75 ($65 for subscribers) Share an intimate evening with Leon Bates at the keyboard as he takes you on a journey through the music of American composers. Music ranges from ragtime to new age, classical to jazz. Check the Symphony web site for location information._________________________________________________________May 10, 2009  from the Lynchburg Symphony Office: Announcing A Great Mother's Day Gift ! Great Music and Great Food (at a discount) for Mom’s Special Day. Lynchburg area families will be able to treat Mom to lunch at one of the area's favorite restaurants on Mother’s Day, May 10, followed by a concert of beautiful music by the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra. It's "Brahms...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Brahms for Moms Sunday, May 10, 2009 4:00 PM, E.C. Glass Auditorium Adults, $20; Students 13-18 and college students, $7; Children 12 and under FREE with an accompanying adult ticket holder. Treat Mom to a Mother's Day meal at a favorite restaurant, then treat her to this hallmark concert of great Brahms favorites featuring pianist Leon Bates. Meal discounts  at specific partner locations will be available to ticket holders, to be announced on their web site. Norma Brandsberg, GRIMarks Realty Co., Inc4119 Boonsboro Rd., Ste. 205Lynchburg, VA 24503 home office(540) 586-9496cell phone (434) 426-0837 toll free (800) 551-0975 norma@normasells.com My Web Site My Blog
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By Pat Whitehouse, Broker/Owner
(RE/MAX 1st Olympic Lynchburg Va)
101 DUNCRAIG DR-$169,900-2 BR 2 BA Brand ''new'' double sided refrigerator-''NEVER'' before lived in unit. Recessed lighting-ceiling fans w/lights-double sinks in master bath w/marble top. 9' ceilings- all new appliances convey- 6 panel interior doors-vinyl tilt in windows- brand new neutral carpet & ceramic tile flooring-Very light & bright! Come see for yourself ''your'' literally ''new'' home! The YMCA is near by w/pool & excercise areas! Gable roof. VIRTUAL TOUR   740 WYNDHURST DR.-$158,800-2 BR*2BA Walk-in Laundry room-huge kitchen w/lots of cabinetry-living room w/gas log fireplace-fresh neutral paint-basement plumbed for additional bath-attached garage- Home owners association fee $90 monthly.   VIRTUAL TOUR   LINKS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO ME Susan G. Komen website and Donate a mam...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Looking for Lynchburg activities for the little one's or great family entertainment, look no further. Here is a huge list of things to do with the children or the young at heart! Perhaps the suggestions will help if you have someone looking after the kids while you are out looking for property. Let me know if you think of anything that should be added to the list! I am always open to suggestions! Outdoors Peaks of Otter Canoing Trips Paint Ball Blue Ridge Parkway Frontier Culture Museum Luray Caverns Mill Mountain Zoo Natural Bridge Smith Mountain Lake State Park Virginia's Explore Park Virginia Safari Parks Wintergreen Skiing, Golf Resort Riverfront Skate Park Indoors Children's Event Calendar Children's Museum Indoor Ice Skating Science Museum of Western Virginia Indoor Rock Climbing...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
Two new Amtrak trains will start service in Lynchburg on Oct. 1, and in Richmond on Dec. 15. The rail company expects that over 50,000 will use the train service going between DC and Lynchburg, VA. Over 42,000 are expected to use the Richmond, VA train. Lynchburg would then have two round trip trains a day.There has been speculation that Lynchburg might one day be a hub for trains heading south, but this step appears to just the first in what may or may not be progress toward that end.The train service in Lynchburg will be from the downtown station, Kemper St leaving around 7:45am and reach Union Station in DC about 11:30am. The return will be about 5pm and get in to Lynchbrg about 8:30pm.The Richmond train will leave the Staples Mill Station about 7 am and arrive at DC's Union Station...
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
PLAY BALL! Did you know Lynchburg has a minor league baseball team, called the Hillcats? We've had many noteable going through the system including the infamous Dwight Gooden. Lynchburg is blessed with having a ball stadium that is only a few years old, located close to the expressway and convient to a wide area around Lynchburg! Their season starts April 22, 2009. It's time to throw out that ball! Take the kids and have a good time!There schedule is posted here. Norma Brandsberg, GRIMarks Realty Co., Inc4119 Boonsboro Rd., Ste. 205Lynchburg, VA 24503 home office(540) 586-9496cell phone (434) 426-0837 toll free (800) 551-0975 norma@normasells.com My Web Site My Blog        
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By Norma Brandsberg
(Marks Realty Co. Inc., Lynchburg, VA, 540-586-9496)
In what is a very welcome announcement, Lynchburg officals have announced that they have found money expected from the federal stimulus plan for a new park, named "Ivy Creek Park", formally home to a private retreat. They are currently planning this park in the Lynchpin Industrial Area, the first new park in many years in an area void of parks. The expected park will be located at the end of Jefferson Ridge Parkway, a road adjoining Sheetz on rt 221. What is not clear from the announcement is the availability of other access points other than the one road currently going in. The park will consist of 29 acres and will cost over $2 million to develop. The park will have a six-acre spring fed lake, play area with climbing wall, fishing, handicap accessible pier, trails and gardens and may ...
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By Debbie Malone, From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369
(Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management)
Historic Garden Week in  Lynchburg, Virginia This is one of my favorite ways to spend a  spring day in Virginia- attend the open houses on Historic Garden Day. Tour the immaculately landscaped grounds then tour the inside of some of Lynchburg's most beautiful homes. This year, Garden Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Lynchburg's Garden Day is sponsored by: The Hillside Garden Club The Lynchburg Garden Club For information or directions, contact:The Lynchburg Chamber Visitor's Information CenterTelephone (434) 847-1811 TICKETS:  Full tickets $20, single-site admission $8.  Full ticket for minors 6-12 years old $10 and $4 for single-site admission.  Children 5 and under admitted free of charge.  The day of the tour, tickets will be available at each home.  Advance ...
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